How do I make an avatar?

An avatar (photo that represents you on this forum) is added to your account through the "My Account" options.  To upload an avatar, you will need to do the following:

  1. Login and click on "My Account" in the left column.
  2. Click on the edit tab under your account name.
  3. Scroll down to the section that labeled "Picture" and click the "Browse..." button.
  4. A box will appear that lets you find a photo on your computer and select it.
  5. Once you select it, the photo's location on your computer will be shown
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to save the changes to your account by clicking the "Save" button.

Tips for better looking avatar images. 

  • Avatars become 85x85 so the closer they are to that size and shape (square) the bettter they look.  Anything larger or smaller than that will be resized by the website.

 Changing Your Avatar

Follow the same steps as above to change your avatar.  It may not look like your avatar changed because it is stuck in your browser's cache. Close all your browser windows and restart your browser and you should see your new avatart.  If that doesn't work you may have to clear your cache.